Licensed Medication Attendant

Vitality Senior Living Allen , TX 75002

Posted 3 months ago

Vitality's mission is to create vibrant communities where residents, families, and team members can be themselves, live purposely, and experience a profound sense of belonging. Our vision is to create vibrant communities where RESIDENTS thrive, FAMILIES engage, and TEAM MEMBERS are proud to work. At Vitality, our values align with our mission and vision to ensure we walk the talk. We inspire...We embrace...and We empower.

OVERALL JOB PURPOSE

Administer or assist residents to self administer medications and treatments; measure vital signs and weight; and perform other health services tasks. Adhere to home health, hospice, and emergency protocols.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21 years old.

  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

  • Meet state or provincial health related requirements.

  • Maintain current professional license.

  • Maintain current medication assistant related certification as required by state or provincial regulations if Medication Assistant..

  • Obtain/maintain current CPR and first aid certification if Medication Assistant.

  • Maintain any other certifications as required by state or provincial regulations.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • All responsibilities are to be performed within scope of practice per state or provincial regulations.

  • Administer or assist residents to self administer medications and treatments.

  • Measure vital signs and weight.

  • Collect, store, and assure transport of certain specimens for laboratory studies.

  • Adhere to all medication room systems per policy.

  • Implement physician orders.

  • Assure physician orders, laboratory reports, and other data is scanned and filed in resident chart.

  • Document pertinent information in Nursing Notes and elsewhere per policy (e.g., incident reports).

  • Communicate with Resident Care Manager / AL Managers per policy.

  • Adhere to home health and hospice protocols.

  • Adhere to emergency protocols, including performing CPR and administering first aid as necessary.

  • Promote and adhere to service plans, informing Resident Care Manager / AL Manager / AL Managers of suggestions to improve current resident needs and preferences as well as successful service approaches.

  • Observe for and reports resident problems as listed in Observation and Reporting sections of Charge Nurse/Medication Attendant Resource or in service plans) and report such problems to Nurse / Resident Care Manager / AL Managers.

  • Read Communication Log at beginning of each shift; enter pertinent information in Communication Log by end of each shift.

  • Read Shift Change Notes at beginning of each shift; enter pertinent information in Shift Change Notes by end of each shift.

  • Perform other duties as directed by Resident Care Manager / AL Managers.

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Licensed Medication Attendant

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